As the UK faces the prospect of a recession, a new report from the Centre for Cities calls on the Government to double its efforts to help UK cities adjust to globalisation.
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This All Party Urban Development Group (APUDG) report looks at what needs to be done by both the public and private sectors to reduce the energy use of cities' existing non-domestic buildings and finds that better measurement, greater awareness and systematic management can help owners and occupiers to realise ‘quick wins' at almost no additional cost.
It's local housing markets – not the national picture – that really matter to the economic performance of cities, and by extension, the national economy. Policy makers therefore need to set housing objectives that reflect these local requirements, and the local economic context – not just headline-driven national supply targets.
The Government will struggle to meet its aim of an 80% national employment rate - unless it grants cities greater freedom to get the workless into jobs, according to a new report from the Centre for Cities and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion.
The Government has been focusing too much attention on home ownership and not enough on driving up the number - and standards - of homes for rent to meet growing demand, according to new research from the Centre for Cities.
Despite the clear differences between the UK and the US, there are ample opportunities for policy learning between the two countries on issues of concern to cities and urban areas.
The Financial and Related Business Services (FRBS) sector has become an increasingly important source of employment, so what will the impact of global slow down be on London and the UK's regional financial centres?
What is the outlook for the UK housing market against an uncertain economic backdrop and continuing affordability pressure?
Further investment in the core cities of the north of England is the key to stimulating wider regional growth, according to a Centre for Cities report by Paula Lucci and Paul Hildreth.
A new report reveals that the Government's target of three million homes by 2020 is under threat - unless councils and private sector investors take a front seat in building and managing these new homes.